Book Reviews

Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 11:35
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Shortlist: Shadows of War

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:52
New books by Chris Cleave, Alison Love, Martha Hall Kelly and Simon Mawer.
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Critic’s Take: Moscow’s Magic Realism

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:44
In “The Master and Margarita,” Moscow is visited by the Devil himself, trailed by a giant cat fond of vodka and guns.
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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:34
Siddhartha Mukherjee’s “The Gene,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No.1, is the latest in a string of recent science-themed hits.
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Open Book: On Deck

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
New books about baseball include Ron Darling’s “Game 7, 1986” and Jeff Passan’s “The Arm.”
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Fiction: ‘The Mirror Thief,’ by Martin Seay

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel with three plots, various Venices, inscrutable passages and deep meaning (or none).
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‘Amateurs,’ by Dylan Hicks

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:33
A novel tracks the lives of a group of chronic underachievers.
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Nonfiction: ‘Farewell Kabul,’ by Christina Lamb

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
A journalist’s account of the conflict in Afghanistan details the cascading failures of the West.
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Nonfiction: ‘Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering,’ by David A. Kessler

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Examining the root of behaviors like obsession and addiction.
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Nonfiction: ‘Secondhand Time,’ by Svetlana Alexievich

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:32
Svetlana Alexievich speaks with Russians who cannot recognize their post-1991 homeland.
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Nonfiction: Sebastian Junger’s ‘Tribe’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:23
Viewing post-traumatic stress disorder as more of a cultural problem than a medical one.
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Nonfiction: ‘Anatomy of Malice,’ by Joel E. Dimsdale

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:13
Psychological evaluations of the Nuremberg defendants.
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Nonfiction: ‘An American Genocide,’ by Benjamin Madley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:12
The slaughter of the California Indians.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:38
Readers respond to a recent review of Julian Barnes’s “The Noise of Time” and more.
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Children’s Books: ‘The Thank You Book,’ by Mo Willems

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 14:01
The author and illustrator Mo Willems wraps up his long-running, beloved Elephant & Piggie series.
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New history of U.S. Postal Service delivers

USAToday Books - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 11:56

'Neither Snow Nor Rain' looks at mail delivery from the 1700s to the present day.

        
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By the Book: Nathaniel Philbrick: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 07:00
The author of “Valiant Ambition” has always wanted to meet Hawthorne: “Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I’d like to know what that was.”
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A new 'Life' for writer Steve Hamilton

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:31

With 'The Second Life of Nick Mason,' Hamilton scores a USA TODAY best seller.

        
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Joe Hill burns up the list with 'The Fireman'

USAToday Books - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:14

The son of Stephen King lands at No. 9 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list.

        
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Fiction: ‘Sweetbitter,’ by Stephanie Danler

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:31
A hard-partying woman reinvents herself in the world of New York fine dining.
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